Homestead National Monument - Beatrice, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 40° 17.141 W 096° 49.586
14T E 684766 N 4461732
Quick Description: Inside the Homestead National Monument Visitor Center are artifacts on settlement of the plains. This windmill is located inside.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2010 9:56:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM85KA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
Views: 3

Long Description:

Inside the visitors center you can find a 10-foot Monitor Vaneless windmill. The head of the windmill is original while the tower was constructed in 2007. This windmill was donated to Homestead National Monument of America by John Whittler of DeWitt, Nebraska, in the early 1960s. The original Monitor Vaneless was the first windmill sold by the Baker Manufacturing Company of Evansville, Wisconsin. It was named “Monitor” for the famous Civil War ironclad ship, the USS Monitor. The company produced the first Monitor Vaneless in 1875 and by 1879 was producing up to 70 windmills per month.

Text adapted from brochure from the National Parks website.

Purpose: Water Pumping

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: yes

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

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